By Mike Joubert 3 August 2010


Manufacturer Olympus
Model PEN E-PL1
Product Type Micro four thirds camera, Interchangeable Lens Type Live View Digital Camera
Weight 344 g including Battery and Memory card
Dimensions 114.6 mm W x 72.2mm H x 41.5mm D excluding protrusions

Exposure Control
Exposure Compensation ??3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
ISO Sensitivity AUTO: ISO 200 - 3200 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 100 - 3200, 1/3 or 1 EV steps

File Type
Raw And Jpeg Simultaneous Recording Yes

Built-In Flash Yes

Af Assist Beam High speed imager AF
Af Modes 3 modes (IS1:2 dimensional activation, IS2:1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving, IS3:1dimensional activation in portrait frame to vertical direction moving ), OFF
Af System/ Points Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)

Image Sensor
Effective Pixels 12.3 million pixels

LCD Monitor
Type 2.7 inches, HyperCrystal LCD AR(Anti-Reflective) coating

Live View Mode
Type Image Sensor (High Speed Live MOS) type

Power Source
Batteries BLS-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Battery Life Approx. 290 shots (IS ON, CIPA test standard) (with BLS-1 and Toshiba Class 6 SDHC 4GB card under CIPA testing standard)

Continuous Shooting Approx. 3 frames/sec. in sequential shooting

Type No optical viewfinder

White Balance
Type +7 levels and -7 levels


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